Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together

Specialist networks

Whilst it is indisputably important to receive regular training from educational experts, we find that facilitating events where governors can also talk with each other to share best practice, consult on problematic issues, or even buddy together, is just as valuable to school governors.  The RGA has formed networks to drive improvement in three key areas.

Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Clerks

This forum is for all current and aspiring chairs, of all types of governors, plus their clerks.  It is led by members of the RGA executive board, who between them, govern in every type of school, and collectively have considerable experience, including as clerks to governing boards.


This forum is for governors who hold Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Wellbeing roles.  Experts who inform this group include Gill Dunlop, Pupil and Schools Service Manager, and Sarah Jolly, Health and Safety Adviser.


This forum is for Pupil Premium, SEND and Inclusion governors.  Experts who inform this group include Alice Boon, School Partnership Advisor; Deb Hunter, Principal Education Psycologist; Clare Houlton, Virtual Head of Children Missing Out on Education.


All networks meet three times a year, and are advertised on our events page.  Please make sure that you keep us updated with any changes to these governor role holders at your school.


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